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Need Suggestions for B schools - 650 GMAT + 7 Yr Work Ex

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Dear All,

I gave my GMAT in march 2011 and scored 650 (Q47,V33). I am Indian male with 7 years of work ex in top IT consulting MNC. Out of these 7 years I had 3 years of work ex in India and last 4 years in US.
I have a GPA of 3.9 in my UG (Engineering) from a reputed college in India.I also have decent extra curriculars with a Merit recognition award from world chess champion(Vishwanath Anand).
I am more interested in one year programs.I am planning for 2012 session.I am open for any location US,UK,India etc.

I will really appreciate if you can suggest me some B schools where my application will be competetive enough to get through.

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Saurabh

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by vineeshp » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:26 pm
https://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... a-rankings

Check the FT site for an idea of the schools and their average GMAT / acceptance etc.
Most schools in US have 2 year programs. You can look at UK as a possible destination.
Selection of schools is not just based on the numbers, but also on your fit with the school. Your long term goal plus school's strength in that area.
Vineesh,
Just telling you what I know and think. I am not the expert. :)

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by apphelp » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:27 am
saurabh_maths wrote:Dear All,

I gave my GMAT in march 2011 and scored 650 (Q47,V33). I am Indian male with 7 years of work ex in top IT consulting MNC. Out of these 7 years I had 3 years of work ex in India and last 4 years in US.
I have a GPA of 3.9 in my UG (Engineering) from a reputed college in India.I also have decent extra curriculars with a Merit recognition award from world chess champion(Vishwanath Anand).
I am more interested in one year programs.I am planning for 2012 session.I am open for any location US,UK,India etc.

I will really appreciate if you can suggest me some B schools where my application will be competetive enough to get through.

Thanks
Saurabh
Hi Saurabh,

You can consider the following

ISB

XLRI GMP

IIMC PGPEX

NUS

HEC

Oxford said

Cambridge Judge


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by saurabh_maths » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:45 pm
Thanks Vineeshp for feedback,

Apphelp ,

Thanks for input.

I have heard that IIMC, Cambridge, ISB have 700+ avg gmat score. I know gmat score is not the only factor school looks for but still do you think i have any chance for such schools ?

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by apphelp » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:36 pm
Saurabh,

You stand a chance of atleast getting an interview call.

You GPA can to some extent offset your low GMAT. Also, your 4 yrs of international work ex. will help.

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by bln123 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:10 am
saurabh_maths wrote:Thanks Vineeshp for feedback,

I have heard that IIMC, Cambridge, ISB have 700+ avg gmat score. I know gmat score is not the only factor school looks for but still do you think i have any chance for such schools ?
Check rankings for an overview of the average GMAT-scores...the average for Judge (Cambridge) is below 700